Aledmys Diaz
Aledmys Diaz
28-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Following an offseason trade to the Blue Jays, Diaz set a career high in homers in 2018. He missed some time with an ankle injury early on but still went on to clear 450 plate appearances as Toronto dealt with a slew of injuries around the infield. After walking in 8.9% of his plate appearances and batting .300 as a rookie in 2016, he hasn't cleared 5.1 or .263, respectively, in the years since. Diaz has decent power but the lack of speed on the basepaths makes him rather unexciting in most fantasy setups. In November, Toronto traded the 28-year-old to the Astros, who dealt with injuries to Jose Altuve (knee) and Carlos Correa (back) last season. Both are expected to be healthy for spring training. Unless one of their timetables looks bleak come March, Diaz should only garner interest in deep leagues where one can justifiably draft a team's backups. If you're expecting him to be the new Marwin Gonzalez, you're expecting a bit too much. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $8 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2014. Traded to the Blue Jays in December of 2017. Traded to the Astros in November of 2018.
Seals series sweep
SSHouston Astros
April 14, 2019
Diaz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 win over Seattle.
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Diaz's seventh-inning home run was the game-winning hit and clinched the Astros' series sweep over the AL West-leading Mariners. It was Diaz's second homer in what has been a season of inconsistent playing time. The utility infielder entered Sunday's game with just 19 plate appearances through Houston's first 15 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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3
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+463%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .643 186 16 5 11 2 .220 .292 .351
Since 2017vs Right .751 591 74 22 69 5 .272 .298 .453
2019vs Left .200 10 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
2019vs Right 1.126 14 4 2 5 0 .308 .357 .769
2018vs Left .706 114 13 5 11 0 .223 .298 .408
2018vs Right .772 338 42 13 44 3 .276 .305 .467
2017vs Left .602 62 3 0 0 2 .236 .311 .291
2017vs Right .700 239 28 7 20 2 .264 .285 .416
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
2019
 
 
+258%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .725 398 45 13 39 3 .266 .297 .428
Since 2017Away .727 379 45 14 41 4 .254 .296 .431
2019Home 1.278 10 3 1 4 0 .444 .500 .778
2019Away .357 14 1 1 1 0 .071 .071 .286
2018Home .781 221 24 7 25 1 .285 .317 .464
2018Away .732 231 31 11 30 2 .242 .290 .442
2017Home .622 167 18 5 10 2 .231 .259 .363
2017Away .757 134 13 2 10 2 .294 .328 .429
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How does Aledmys Diaz compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
4.2%
 
K Rate
20.8%
 
BABIP
.188
 
ISO
.261
 
AVG
.217
 
OBP
.250
 
SLG
.478
 
OPS
.728
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Diaz enjoyed a breakout 2016 campaign with the Cardinals (133 wRC+ in 460 plate appearances) and was seemingly entrenched as the club's everyday shortstop heading in the 2017 season. Unfortunately, Diaz struggled to find his footing in the early going and was ultimately demoted to Triple-A Memphis in late June after slashing just .260/.293/.396 over the season's first three months. The shortstop's walk rate was cut in half -- from 8.9 percent in 2016 to 4.3 percent -- and he watched his power numbers plummet as well. Diaz's hard-hit rate fell eight percentage points in his second big-league season and his ISO dropped from .210 to .133. He continued to struggle at Triple-A (77 wRC+ in 187 plate appearances) while Paul DeJong took full advantage of his opportunity as the team's starting shortstop. The Cards shipped Diaz out to Toronto in the offseason, which is a big positive for Diaz given the injury histories of the two middle-infielders in front of him (Troy Tulowitzki and Devon Travis).
It's a shame that Diaz missed over a month courtesy of a fractured thumb, as St. Louis' under-the-radar rookie was in the midst of a phenomenal debut season. Despite dealing with the thumb injury, he still finished the year with an outstanding .300/.369/.510 line to go with 17 home runs and 65 RBI. Unfortunately, his defensive display was subpar and led to a .961 fielding percentage and 2.7 WAR. Diaz is fully expected to keep the title of starting shortstop, and with better health, should blow past his total of 111 games from a year ago. Prospective owners will want to be aware of the inherent risk that follows Diaz; due to him entering the league with little pedigree, the danger that he regresses during his sophomore season is more prevalent than with more proven prospects. However, if he continues to produce at a rate close to that from 2016, Diaz should finish inside the top 15 at the position.
The 25-year-old middle infielder had a breakout campaign in 2015, slashing .264/.324/.421 with 10 homers and six steals in 102 games at Double-A, following that up with some ridiculous numbers in a brief stop at Triple-A and in the Arizona Fall League. Realistically he is more batting average than anything else, and the power and speed totals would likely both be in the single digits over a full season in the big leagues. He will start the year at Triple-A, but if Ruben Tejada struggles while Jhonny Peralta is sidelined in the first half, Diaz could be the next man up.
Diaz was signed last year after defecting from Cuba where he hit .308/.401/.444 across five seasons in Cuba's Serie Nacional. He battled injuries for much of the season, which was no surprise since he had not played any organized baseball for over a year after defecting. Diaz still managed to put up some fairly impressive numbers for Double-A Springfield posting a .291/.311/.453 line. He will probably spend the majority of 2015 in Triple-A and at age 24 is still young enough that he holds some promise. Right now he doesn't project to be much more than a marginal MLB player if he can make it that far, and with Jhonny Peralta coming off a very good season in 2014 it's unlikely the Cardinals will need Diaz to contribute in St. Louis any time soon.
Diaz was a shortstop with a well-rounded skill set in Cuba's professional league, and could quickly be in the majors after signing. That event will be delayed; he was barred from signing with an MLB team until Feb. 19, 2014 for presenting a false date of birth when he applied to become a free agent after defecting. Diaz hit .315/.404/.500 with 12 home runs in 270 at-bats during the 2011-12 season before he defected, according to CBS Sports. It's not clear if his glove is strong enough to stick at shortstop, so he may need to move to second base.
Diaz is a Cuban defector who played for Cuba in the 2010 Pan-American games. He's seen as nearly ready for the majors, but it's not clear how his bat will translate to MLB play.
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Enters Tuesday for Bregman
SSHouston Astros
April 10, 2019
Diaz entered as a pinch runner after Alex Bregman was pulled from Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury.
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Makes first hit count
SSHouston Astros
April 7, 2019
Diaz went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Athletics.
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Draws first start at first base
SSHouston Astros
April 7, 2019
Diaz will start at first base and will hit seventh Sunday against the Athletics, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Working at first base
SSHouston Astros
April 3, 2019
Diaz will get a start at first base this weekend against the A's, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Not in lineup
SSHouston Astros
March 30, 2019
Diaz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
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